In 1999 Phoenix moved on to Magic 98.9 in Salisbury for 2 years, before moving to Philadelphia to assist with public relations for his friend and college basketball (UMES) teammate Mike Harris’ entertainment management company, Best Sports & Entertainment (now Best Sports Consultants).
In June of 2015, Phoenix launched his own internet radio station through Tunein. October of 2020, he moved the station to a different server and became certified with BMI, ASCAP and SoundExchange. That certification allows the artists who are registered with them to receive royalties based on the amount of radio spins the artists receive on ItzYourzRadio.
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Bas Releases “179 Deli” Feat. AJ Tracey
Dreamville rapper and global star, Bas releases a brand new track 179 Deli featuring West London rapper AJ Tracey. The drill inspired production firmly nods to Bas’ New York upbringing and alongside AJ Tracey. The pair go bar for bar touching on loyalty, brotherhood and more. Balancing his bravado with relatable humility, this song is off Bas’ upcoming album We Only Talk About Real Sh*t When We’re F*cked Up out this December. Be sure to follow Bas on Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok. Stream your copy of the single here and listen to the official audio below.
Amere Fresh Releases New Album ‘Paid The Cost’
Memorializing a trying year filled with character-building trials and tribulations, Amere Fresh liberates his newest body of work appropriately titled ‘Paid The Cost.’ Featuring 14 cohesive cuts including standout singles “24s,” “Transformers,” “Enough,” and “Foolish;” the self-produced collection of songs features additional vocals from Josh Adams. Centered around relatable topics such as money, relationships, and personal growth, ‘Paid The Cost’ marks the evolution of the Virginia emcee.
Serving as his fourth official studio project, ‘Paid The Cost’ follows up the previously released LP ‘Collage’ and its precursor award-winning album ‘EASTSIDE;’ a remarkable album that garnered an impressive 500k+ streams and earned him a Spotify streaming plaque. Among its standout tracks like “No More Parties In Richmond” which boasts over 100k views on YouTube, “SummerTime Flow,” “Good Morning,” and “Croaker Spot,” ‘EASTSIDE’ is a musical narrative that delves into Fresh’s experiences growing up as an inner-city youth on the eastside of the city.
Meet Amere Fresh, the dynamic recording artist whose journey through the music industry has been nothing short of inspiring. Beginning his solo career at the age of 14, Amere Fresh swiftly made waves by signing with Complex Music Group under the Universal Music Group umbrella. His early days were marked by producing for a diverse array of artists, showcasing his remarkable talent from the outset.
After parting ways with Complex Music Group, Fresh took the plunge and independently released his debut album ‘Beautiful Mind’ on iTunes in 2008. The album resonated powerfully with listeners, catapulting Fresh onto the touring circuit as an opening act for prominent recording artists such as Juelz Santana, Jim Jones, Shawty Lo, V.I.C., and Lil Webbie. This stage of his journey laid the foundation for his future successes.
A pivotal moment arrived when A’mere Fresh and his childhood friend secured a deal with M.I.H Entertainment, sharing the spotlight with acts like King Lil G. His multidimensional artistry shone even brighter as he not only exhibited his skills as an emcee but also revealed his prowess as a producer, having been a pivotal member of the production team, The Exectz. Hailing from Richmond, A’mere Fresh has continuously evolved, now finding himself under the banner of Passport Republic LLC, an independent imprint he founded.
Press play on ‘Paid The Cost’ on your DSP of choice after the jump and expect accompanying visuals to be released soon.
From ‘Colorman: Green,’ Kye Colors Drops “Posse On Broadway” Music Video
Missouri mainstay Kye Colors‘, in conjunction with LVRN (home to Summer Walker, 6lack, Davido, Baby Tate, etc.), liberates the official visual for ‘POSSE ON BROADWAY,’ taken off his latest body of work ‘COLORMAN: GREEN.’ Serving as the final installment in the Kansas City natives’ ‘COLORMAN’ EP series, which includes previous projects ‘COLORMAN: YELLOW’ & ‘COLORMAN: RED,’ the five-song collection of songs is anchored by supporting singles “GLIDE” and “OVER FOR NOW.” Production for the EP comes compliments of Shaq Gonzoe, Pierre Mathieu-Lanca, Ethan Eadie, Issac Elsie, John Gonzalez, C$upreme, and Will Steller meanwhile Justice Davis secures the only vocal feature.
During a new exclusive interview with iHeart Radio the 2023 Kansas City People’s Choice Awards ‘Best Male Rapper/Hip-Hop Artist’ recipient reveals his thought process when creating the ‘COLORMAN’ EP series and its closing chapter:
“I feel like I’ve been thinking about it like a stoplight these past couple of years. I find myself taking these pauses whether it would be due to something being in the way or me being in the way of myself, even so when we started with RED. A lot of this music was recorded over the year or a couple of years. So when I put it out I was like, let me start by putting out something I’ve been holding on to so much. So that was what RED represented.
Now YELLOW is like, all right cool. We are out of the darkness. YELLOW, we are up now. It’s a different vibe. It has a brighter vibe than the RED one. Now we are on GREEN. YELLOW, I found the road, I found my path, but GREEN is where I’m just going nonstop taking whatever the good or the bad. But I can stop no more. I can’t keep taking these little pauses. It’s really been a real-time artist development thing.”
J’Kye Slatton PKA Kye Colors is a rapper and producer from the south side of KC. Showcasing his passion for music from an early age, Kye began writing songs as early as age 5, often using crayons as his instrument of choice. Today, Kye has evolved into a vibrant and innovative artist, weaving intricate stories and evocative melodies into each captivating cut. Following a sync on Peacock’s original series Bel-Air and his partnership alongside ATL music powerhouse Love Renaissance (@LVRN) in association with Wasteland Records (@wastelandrecco), the talented Hip-Hop act is poised to be your favorite artist’s favorite artist.
Check out the Kendu-directed music video for “POSSE ON BROADWAY” as well as stream ‘COLORMAN: GREEN’ in its entirety below via Venice Music.
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